ROGERSVILLE – Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has been reaccredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations for a three-year term.

Accreditation was granted following an intensive site visit to the hospital in March.

“Accreditation shows we are making quality our top priority,” Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial President Greg Neal said. “The accreditation process has strengthened our ongoing efforts to improve care for our patients.

“I commend all of our outstanding employees for their commitment to the highest standards of patient care. This accreditation is a testament to their efforts.”

JCAHO accreditation is a voluntary process. By asking for accreditation, an organization agrees to be measured against national standards set by healthcare professionals. An accredited organization substantially complies with Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.

Founded in 1951, JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs, including ambulatory care centers, behavioral health care organizations, health plans, home care organizations, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities and long-term care pharmacies.


Media Contacts

Jim Wozniak
Office - (423) 408-7299
Fax - (423) 408-7401

Recent Releases

Dec 23, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Wellmont to hold blood drives at area organizations

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming ...
Dec 23, 2013 6:59:00 AM

People who quit smoking will achieve improved health but require desire to stop to succeed

ROGERSVILLE – As the calendar flips to a new year, many people in the region will seek to transform their lives with new habits ...
Dec 18, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Five young Wellmont professionals selected as 40 Under Forty recipients by Business Journal

KINGSPORT – Five dynamic young professionals with Wellmont Health System have been recognized for their contributions to ...